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The goal of this study was straightforward: Bring the experiences of minority male students to life in a way that makes their voice central to the conversation about transforming the education system to improve their college experience and completion rates. To capture the student's voice, the researchers conducted an interlocking set of research activities, including individual, group and peer-to-peer interviews (in person and remote); on-site observations; and self-documentation exercises. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Experience, Males, Minority Group Students, Minority Groups, Student...
Paying for college is a challenge for many Americans and navigating the financial aid process can be very difficult, especially for low-income and first-generation college students. The College Board commissioned research to learn more about students' and parents' knowledge, beliefs and attitudes about the importance of a college education and how to pay for it. In addition, students and parents who participated in the research were asked to evaluate whether the recommendations of the College...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Focus Groups, Student Financial Aid, Paying for College, Parent Attitudes, Student...
In September 2007, the College Board formed the Task Force on Admissions in the 21st Century in response to a request from the Guidance and Admission Assembly Council (GAA Council) to more closely examine the high-school-to-college transition process. Each spring, at the conclusion of the college admission cycle, there is much discussion in the media and professional circles about the problems experienced by all involved in the transition. Students and parents complained about the lack of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, College Choice, Statistical Analysis, College Admission, Parent...
The Study of Community College Structures for Student Success (SCCSSS) was launched in 2010 with three goals at its center: (1) To explore a set of promising institutional practices and organizational structures identified through theory and research as having the potential to support community college student success; (2) To present a synthesized overview, or matrix, of these promising practices and structures as a tool for community college leaders and practitioners; and (3) To collect...
Topics: ERIC Archive, School Holding Power, Community Colleges, Focus Groups, Academic Achievement,...
Across focus groups consisting of current and former community college students in four states (Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas), a consistent message resounded: Students want to be more connected to their colleges, from the moment they enter until the day they complete their studies. They want to feel more connected to faculty, staff, and peers. They want to be more engaged by their classes and to feel more supported by services they receive. And they want to see colleges be more...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Attitudes, Community Colleges, College Students, Focus Groups, Student...
There is substantial work being done--in California and nationwide--to develop college readiness standards; expand concurrent enrollment programs; communicate clearly about the key cognitive strategies necessary for postsecondary success (e.g., analytical thinking); improve student supports; and implement other approaches to improve students' postsecondary readiness and success. This report focuses on assessment and placement processes, pivotal pieces of this picture because they determine...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Readiness, Student Placement,...
One approach to writing instruction that has been shown to improve secondary students' academic writing without increasing demands on teachers' time is peer review. However, many teachers and students worry that students' feedback and assessment of their peers' writing is less accurate than teachers'. This study investigated whether Advanced Placement (AP) English students from diverse high school contexts can accurately assess their peers' writing if given a clear rubric. The authors first...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students, Peer Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics,...
During high school, developing competence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is critically important as preparation to pursue STEM careers, yet students in the United States lag behind other countries, ranking 35th in mathematics and 27th in science achievement internationally. Given the importance of STEM careers as drivers of modern economies, this deficiency in preparation for STEM careers threatens the United States' continued economic progress. In the present...
Topics: ERIC Archive, STEM Education, Career Readiness, College Readiness, High School Students, Parent...
This article illustrates the findings on multilingualism related to the educational sphere in the city of Rome, within the scope and theoretical framework of the international project LUCIDE (Languages in Urban Communities--Integration and Diversity for Europe). Particularly, it describes the type of linguistic and cultural support offered to plurilingual citizens and the language teaching practices that have emerged from the study of the University of Rome "Foro Italico" Unit, as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries,...
This paper discusses feedback for developing L2 writing. It presents data from a serendipitous audio-recording of one L2 master's student's tutorial with her dissertation supervisor at a UK university, which is extracted from a 13-month linguistic ethnography. Following "academic literacies" scholars, I view the tutorial as a "literacy event" (Heath, 1982: 83), which, I argue, takes place in a "backstage" (Goffman, 1959) social learning space where student-teacher...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Discourse Analysis, Second Language Learning, Recall (Psychology), Self Concept,...
This paper reports on a qualitative study investigating the experience and perspectives of students using English as an international language studying transdisciplinary master's degrees related to culture industries at Goldsmiths, University of London. The particular focus of this paper concerns their experiences of writing several different genres on their degree programmes, including a category of written assessment that, in keeping with the transdisciplinary project of opening up...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
This article presents the results of a study that analyses students' historical narratives of the nation in relation to historical consciousness and how their sense of self-identification with groups affects their narrative structure and orientation. This study was conducted with French Canadian students registered in two high schools (n = 58) and one university (n = 18) in Ottawa, the federal capital of Canada. I found that a strong sense of identification leads young people to construct more...
Topics: ERIC Archive, French Canadians, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, History,...
Studies on out-of-class language learning strategies (OCLLSs) are usually divorced from the activities in class. Thus, this study addresses the connection of the two entities. The participants in this study were nine international postgraduate students who were undergoing their English language proficiency course in an institution in Malaysia. Data were gathered through their weekly online postings on Google + and interview during the course. The data from the students were triangulated with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Learning Activities, Class Activities, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies,...
Blogs are increasingly used in formal education to create personal learning environments, providing self-directed learners with more freedom, choice, and control over their learning. This paper will share findings of a study where students at the tertiary level were asked to commence blogs as a supplementary platform to engage in the learning of grammar where they could practise and learn specific grammar points shared by fellow course mates and instructors. The blogs also functioned as a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Journals, Electronic Journals,...
This study aimed to evaluate an ESP textbook in terms of McDonough and Shaw (2003) based on external and internal evaluation. The ESP textbook was "Special English for Computer Sciences" (2010) by Hojjat Baghban. This study also discussed the external evaluation and a detailed evaluation of a chapter of the ESP textbook. This ESP textbook was designed for teaching to students of computer sciences in the department of computer sciences in "Islamic Azad University," Larestan...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Speech Therapy, Textbook Evaluation, English for Science and Technology, Computer...
The shift of information form that is more technological oriented has encouraged EFL teachers to develop their students' literacy skill. This study used web based resources in order to motivate EFL learning and develop students' digital literacy. In conducting this study, twenty students were involved. The data were collected by means of questionnaires consisting of five aspects; students' self-efficacy, learning challenge, learning curiosity, learning involvement and recognition for digital...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
Directive feedback is one of strategy to check students' grammatical error in writing. This strategy is used by the lecturer in PETA (Principle of Effective Teaching and Assessment) course during third semester. This research used case study to investigate whether directive feedback could improve students' writing skill. Besides that, it also tried to explore the commonest grammatical error in student's writing and students' feeling toward directive feedback. The participants of this research...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Feedback (Response), Grammar, Case Studies,...
This study investigated effect of student- and school-level variables on mathematics achievement of fourth- and eighth-grade students using the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 data of Turkey. The common variables addressed in student and school questionnaires were compared. Due to nested structure of the TIMSS data, hierarchical linear modeling analysis was performed. According to findings of the study, for both grade levels, of all teacher-related variables,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Student Characteristics, Elementary...
This survey study aims to determine the gender role perceptions of high school students regarding several professions. 724 female (56.9%) and 548 male (43.1%) formed the sample of a total of 1272 high school students. The "Gender Role Perceptions regarding Various Professions Questionnaire" was used to determine the gender role perceptions of high school students based on various professions. The findings demonstrated that high school students perceived the professions of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sex Role, High School Students, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Occupations,...
Curricular counter-narratives can affirm the experiences of marginalized youth, but, given their complexity and unfamiliarity, they can also generate discord between community members. This case study analyzes documents, observations, and interviews to explore ways an Indigenous counter-narrative can create space for multicultural education within a Montana school district. The findings demonstrate both positive and negative community responses to the focus novel, the importance of teaching...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Indigenous Knowledge, Inclusion, Case Studies, Content Analysis, Observation,...
The aim of this study is to determine pre-service social studies teachers' views about the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT). The study was conducted within the framework of case-study which is one of the qualitative research methods. The study-group consists of 13 pre-service teachers. Two semi-structured interview forms were used to collect data. Descriptive analysis approach was utilized for the analysis of the collected data. Upon reviewing of the results, it was seen that during the interviews...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Case Studies, Qualitative...
The aim of this study is to lay bare pre-service primary school teachers' perception of "physics" through metaphors. The study was realized with the participation of 38 freshmen pre-service teachers taking General Physics at a public university. Data of the study were obtained with participants filling the blanks in the following sentence: "In my opinion physics is like a/an … because …" The study was designed in phenomenological method, which is one of the qualitative...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Comprehension, Physics, Figurative...
Representations are fundamental tools to support argumentation in science learning. However, little is known about how preservice science teachers (PSTs) with different argumentation understandings view and use representations in argumentation. Therefore, the purpose of this case study was to explore the views and practices of PSTs' use of representations for argumentation purposes. The participants were six graduate students enrolled in an argumentation course in a northeastern university in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Persuasive Discourse, Case Studies, Student...
This study examined the relationship between self-concept, attitude of the students towards mathematics, and math achievement. Also, this study investigated the influence of study habits on achievement; study habits on attitude of students to mathematics. The influence of gender and self-concept and study habit group on achievement and attitude towards mathematics were separately investigated. The method adopted was correlation design. Two hundred (200) Senior Secondary School 2 students (Male...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction,...
ePortfolios are embedded into several degree programs at Charles Sturt University in Australia to maximize the value of ePortfolio purposes for students working in or towards a profession. ePortfolio design has been embedded into a Master of Education curriculum for five years. Graduates of this degree program are classroom teachers, and some have leadership positions in education. The aim of this article is to report findings of a research project investigating continued use of the Master of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Portfolios (Background Materials), Technology Uses in Education, Masters Programs,...
We describe the ePortfolio delivery of a mindset intervention to college students. In Study 1, 38 underrepresented ethnic minority (URM) students who were enrolled in a summer research program completed a mindset intervention as a worksheet (n = 17) or as an ePortfolio (n = 21). Students who completed ePortfolios were more likely than students who completed worksheets to demonstrate conceptual mastery, describe a shift in mindset, and describe personal grit. In Study 2, students in an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Self Concept, Portfolios (Background Materials), Intervention, Minority Groups,...
This ethnographic case study follows two urban immigrant students in their yearlong journey in an urban science classroom where the first two pedagogic tools of reality pedagogy (cogenerative dialogue and co-teaching) were implemented. This study examines the role reality pedagogy plays in the science classroom for these two students, while focusing on their social capital and how distributed cognition is used to frame understanding. The three emergent themes that were generated and observed...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Urban Areas, Immigrants, Ethnography, Case Studies, Science...
This research has been carried out to investigate the relation between social media usage of secondary school students and their perceived human values. The population of the research consisted of 1952 students, of which 48% were female and 52% were male, 7th and 8th grade students attending secondary schools in central Adiyaman in 2014-2015 academic years. Nine secondary schools were selected randomly. Data for the research were collected through "Human Values Scale" developed by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Secondary School...
The article is dedicated to the issue of teaching EFL listening in Kurdistan region of Iraq. The important role of listening skills in a FL learning is presented, and the difficulties of listening are analyzed, including language (vocabulary, grammar) and psychological (low motivation and self-confidence as well as a high level of listening anxiety) factors. The article involves a questionnaire survey with participation of 98 students from 8 universities in Kurdistan Region of Iraq and 28...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Listening...
The current study aimed to find out the effect of situated learning on students' Vocational English learning. This research employed a mixed method research design. In the quantitative part of the study, pre-tests and post-tests were implemented to investigate the differences in students' vocational English learning between the experimental and the control group. Besides, the qualitative part of the research consisted of semi-structured interviews in order to explore students' perceptions about...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Semi Structured Interviews, Experimental Groups, Control Groups,...
This study aims at determining the occupational anxiety level of pre-service physical education teachers according to variables, and revealing the correlation between occupational anxiety and academic self-efficacy. Study group consists of 586 pre-service teachers from 10 different universities in Turkey. Data is collected by "Occupational Anxiety Scale for Pre-Service Teachers (OAS)" and "Academic Self-Efficacy Scale (ASES)." T-test and One-Way ANOVA are used for data...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers,...
In decades Peer Instruction (PI) has been confirmed that it can improve students' conceptual understanding. Anyway the main problem for using PI is an audience responding system which is required for gathering students' answer, to enhance the learning process of PI instead of using Clickers which cost about 40 USD per item. In this work we decided to use Plickers: the free application in smartphones. The purpose of this research is to develop the students' conceptual understanding in work and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Peer Teaching, Audience Response Systems, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices,...
The purpose of this study is to reveal the perception levels of problem solving skills of elementary school students. The sample of the study is formed by totally 264 elementary students attending to 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade in a big city in Turkey. Data were collected by means of "Perception Scale for Problem Solving Skills" which consists of two sub-dimensions. As a result of the study, the perception level of problem solving skills of elementary school students was high and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Problem Solving, Measures (Individuals), Gender Differences, Student Attitudes,...
The aim of this study is to determine how the 5-6 year-old preschool children evaluate the humour through pictural analysis of their drawings about humour. The study was conducted with 52 preschoolers aged 5-6 at independent preschools attached to the Ministry of National Education. The data were collected through drawing and interview techniques. The obtained data were analysed by using the content analysis technique. The drawings by the preschoolers were found to support the Absurd Theory,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Humor, Pictorial Stimuli, Freehand Drawing,...
The purpose of this research is to evaluate the quality service in higher education in Marmara and Nigde Omer Halisdemir Universities' department of education students. This study was prepared using a screening model from quantitative research methods. The sample of this research comprised 886 university students attending the higher education institutions mentioned. The Scale of Service Quality in Higher Education Institutions is composed a data collection tool consisting of 28 items and 6...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Delivery Systems, Statistical Analysis,...
The academic performance of students is affected by many factors, including effectiveness in teaching, the subjects taught and the environment as well as the facilities provided. The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between students' perceptions of the teaching and learning towards the lecturers with their achievements in Mathematics at the Centre for Pre University Studies. The study was a descriptive study in which a survey research design was adopted. A total of 841...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers,...
The research explores the relationship between sexism and homophobia in adolescents of a public educational institution in Chimbote. The research design was descriptive-correlational with a sample of 406 students, including boys and girls, from 1st to 5th level of secondary education. They were evaluated using the Acosta's Adaptation (2010) of the Sexism Detection Scale (Ramos, Cuadrado and Recio 2007), and the Paredes' Adaptation (2013) of the Modern Homophobia Scale (Raja and Stokes 2005)....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Gender Bias, Homosexuality, Social Bias, Adolescent Attitudes, Student Attitudes,...
In this article, I argue that schools are public spaces for the public they serve--the students of that school. Access to public space and the public forum is necessary for diverse groups to create justice in a pluralistic society (Jacobs, 1961; Young, 1990). This participatory action research project examined the language and behaviors that circulate in schools about sexuality and gender, and visualized the ways those discourses manifested in the spaces of schools and impacted bodies. To this...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sexuality, Gender Issues, Educational Environment, Student Diversity, Action...
This paper explores the implementation of Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) at a rural, alternative high school in Alabama. Students at the school were atypical from those usually described in the YPAR literature in that they were predominately white, working and middle class, and lived in rural neighborhoods that were geographically removed from their school. Data included observational field notes, responses to survey items that explore conceptions of community engagement, focus...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Nontraditional Education, Action Research, Participatory Research, Rural Schools,...
Despite an emphasis in government strategy on the provision of later life learning, little is known about the experiences of older people in their pursuit of such opportunities. This paper explores the extent to which middle-class retirees' learning needs are catered for in Northern Ireland. Data from semi-structured interviews suggest that the older learner has clearly defined learning needs. However, there is a perceived lack of support and understanding of these needs by those organisations...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Older Adults, Adult Education, Educational Opportunities, Learning Experience, Middle...
The purpose of this study is to investigate the attributions of Turkish EFL learners on success and failure in learning English as a foreign language with different variables such as gender and level of English proficiency. To investigate the attributions of the participants and gather the relevant data, a questionnaire including 38 items and semi-structured interview protocol were applied. To analyze the data, SPSS 20.0 was used, and interview protocol was decoded using document analysis. It...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second...
This study aimed to explore EFL students' use of writing strategies and their attitudes towards reading-to-write and writing-only tasks. The primary purpose of this study was to see whether there was any significant difference between the writing performance of reading-to-write and writing-only task groups of Iranian EFL learners. Also, this study explored whether there was any significant difference in the writing strategies used by Iranian EFL students in reading-to-write and writing-only...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
Numeracy needs of nursing students are often underestimated by students when they enter university. Even when students are aware of the mathematics required, students underestimate or overestimate the skills they have. Research has highlighted the mathematics and numeracy skills required of nurses and nursing students and numerous studies have tested these skills. Research highlighted in this paper investigates students' perceptions of these skills generally, and students' retrospective...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Nursing Students, Numeracy, Student Attitudes, Nursing Education, Career Readiness,...
Adult education is under-researched and when quality is researched it is based on summative assessment, having implications for both policy and practice. Courses which deal with parenting often measure progress in this manner, missing out on the experience of learners. The present study uses conventional content analysis to examine the positive experiences of participants as an indicator of quality. The principal finding of this study was that the group process was critical to the learning, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Family Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Experiential...
Admitting that one is "no good at mathematics" or "hates mathematics" is a common admission among student cohorts. For mature students who harbour a strong dislike of mathematics, these feelings can be exacerbated when they are faced with having to do an obligatory service mathematics module as part of a programme of study. For some mature students, their dislike of mathematics can be identified as mathematics anxiety. Their experiences of mathematics as a subject throughout...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Anxiety, Anxiety, Rating Scales, Mixed Methods...
Although writing is considered one of the most essential foreign language skills, to nurture and develop writing skills among students is challenging. To overcome this, teachers have recently considered benefiting from digital technology. Self-monitoring and self-evaluation, as sub-skills of metacognition, in addition to scaffolding, might be beneficial in accordance with the Zone of Proximal Development; hence both peer feedback and self-monitoring could be integrated with digital platforms in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Writing Instruction, High...
The aim of the study is to find out the achievement attributions of preparatory class learners studying at preintermediate and intermediate levels for their perceived success or failure, and to investigate whether there is a significant relationship between achievement attributions of learners, their gender and level of language proficiency. The data were gathered through a questionnaire and a follow up interview with the participants. First of all, the questionnaire was administered to 223...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
This paper primarily aims to explore how the notion of "Good English" and its sister terms, such as good writing/writers and good speaking/speakers, are perceived by ELT students and secondly attempts to determine the language ideologies that lie behind their perceptions. A phenomenological research approach was adopted making use of open-ended email questionnaires with 42 students studying at a Turkish university to become English language teachers. The data analysed through a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Ideology, Student Attitudes, Phenomenology, Questionnaires, English (Second...
The purpose of this study was to explore if teaching ELF would help students change their beliefs about language and language learning. Firstly, students were interviewed in person, and they were found to have a lack of motivation and negative attitudes towards learning English with standard norms. It was also noticed that the students are not familiar with varieties of English spoken worldwide. Then, according to students' responses, a two-week ELF-based teaching was planned and applied based...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
This study aims to search for the effect of Flipped Classroom/Education (FC) on academic success and retention of knowledge in EFL context and learner opinions about this new teaching approach. Research includes two groups studying at compulsory English preparation class in 2013-2014 academic year. The research employs a quasi-experimental method with a pre-test post-test control group design. The tests that were developed by the researcher were used to collect the quantitative data. Focus...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Blended Learning, Second Language...
The issues surrounding giving feedback to second language (L2) learners have attracted the interests of a number of researchers to date. Most continue to wonder how to give L2 students effective feedback. Some studies found that ESL/EFL students focus mainly on surface-level issues, those that relate to grammatical and mechanical aspects of writing, when attending to teacher feedback. Others found that students attend to meaning-level feedback as well, which relates to meaning changes, such as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction,...
Because of the importance of English as a scientific lingua franca among academic communities, a great emphasis is put on English education--especially in higher education--in countries where English is a second or foreign language. Therefore, the significant productions of graduate studies such as research articles and dissertations are often required to be written in English. This study examines the needs, means, and successful practices of academic writing in English through a comprehensive...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Foreign Students, Academic Discourse, Barriers, English (Second...
Language is a crucial factor for the academic achievement of minority people. Speaking the mother tongue in school increases self-confidence and thinking skills, and conveys freedom of speech. Mother tongue is an inseparable element of his or her culture and that everyone has the right to learn his or her mother tongue. The main objective of this current study is to illustrate the need for a language curriculum and to investigate what parameters will influence the development of a mother...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Native Language, Language Usage, Native Language Instruction, Attendance, Mixed...
Post-secondary educators are increasingly experimenting with the possibility of blending or replacing traditional lecture-based instruction with student-centered instruction. Although some studies have been completed, much remains to be learned about when and why student-centered instruction works and the effectiveness of specific approaches. The goal of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a student-centered instructional approach on students' engagement and achievement in a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Lecture Method, Engineering Education, Outcomes of Education, Student Centered...
Lower courts are beginning to grapple with challenges to students' Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure as it relates to the digital environment, cell phones in particular. Recently, lower courts in several states have applied standards set forth decades ago to decide cases involving searches of students' mobile devices. Given the absence of guidance from the Supreme Court, this study aims to: (1) identify and analyze trends in the current application of legal...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Privacy, Expectation, Student Attitudes, Legal...
This paper examined the hypothesis that Thai EFL students' positive attitudes toward their non-native English accented speech could be promoted by the use of University of Iowa's "Sounds of American English" website, known as the "number 1 phonetics website". Fifty-two undergraduate students in the field of sciences participated in the investigation, which took place at two different stages. The findings of both stages mirrored non-native-like identity they perceptually...
Topics: ERIC Archive, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation, Student...
This paper attempts to explore how Slovak learners of English use electronic dictionaries with regard to pronunciation practice and improvement. A total of 24 Slovak university students (subjects) completed a questionnaire which contained pronunciation-related questions in connection with the use of electronic dictionaries. The questions primarily concerned electronic editions of monolingual learner's dictionaries, dictionaries intended for native speakers, and specialized (special-purpose)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education,...
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This paper introduces an approach to teaching ethics as design in a new course entitled Design Ethics, team-taught by a philosopher and an engineer/designer. The course follows a problem-based learning model in which groups of students work through the phases of the design process on a project for a local client, considering the design values and the ethical values in play in each decision along the way. Their acquisition of ethical thinking skills and moral imagination are assessed with a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Ethics, Teaching Methods, Design, Engineering Education, Course Descriptions, Problem...
This article investigated the relationship between EFL teachers' self-regulation and teaching effectiveness. In so doing, 76 EFL teachers were selected according to a convenience sampling from different English language institutes in Mashhad, a city in north-eastern Iran. The findings of the study indicated that there is a significant relationship between EFL teachers' self-regulation and their teaching effectiveness. Subsequent data analyses indicated that among the components of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Self Management, Teacher Effectiveness,...
Students appreciate group work as a means of learning and several studies also suggest that students who work together in groups have better learning outcomes. Nevertheless, teachers still seem reluctant to use group work as a pedagogical tool in the classroom. The main focus of this qualitative study is to address group work as a classroom activity from the teachers' perspectives, and more specifically to ascertain why teachers are reluctant to use group work as a mode of working in education....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Group Activities, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, Teacher...
In 1997, a statement was released from the 18th CARICOM Heads of Government Conference which, in effect, linked the economic development of the Caribbean region and its competitive advantage to the science and technological capabilities of its citizens. There are some serious implications of this statement for the continued economic growth and development of Caribbean economies especially in today's global economic environment of rapid technological growth and trade liberalization. An important...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum,...
School is one of the important educational practices, in which children are actively involved. When we want to contribute to the development of young children's voices, we need deeper insight into the way children act as they do. Therefore, we have to distinguish how young children's voices are composed, as we proclaim that all voices are essentially polyphonic. We found children's expressions which were not corresponding with their own teachers' and parents' expressions. Many of the presented...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Young Children, Case Studies, Correlation, Student Participation, Cultural...
This study examined how empathy, moral obligation, social entrepreneurial self-efficacy, perceived social support, and prior experience with social problems are associated with social entrepreneurial intentions. Through a survey, a sample of 252 Hong Kong students was used for analyses. Factor analyses supported that the antecedents of social entrepreneurial intentions could be divided into dimensions of empathy, moral obligation, social entrepreneurial self-efficacy, perceived social support,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Empathy, Moral Values, Entrepreneurship, Self Efficacy, Social...
This study aims at discovering the difference in the perceived lack of privacy in communication and violation of mobile phone rule among students in a Private Christian Mission University, South-West Nigeria. It equally tries to discover if there is a difference in the perceived students' desire to express love to the opposite sex and violation of mobile phone rule. Furthermore, it strives to investigate if there is a difference in the perceived students', who are not born again and violation...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Privacy, College Students,...
Despite its relevance and evidence support, Cooperative Learning (CL) is a challenge for all educational systems due to the difficulties in its implementation. The objective of this study is to identify the effect of Primary Education initial teacher training in the prediction of future CL use. Two groups of 44 and 45 students were conceptually trained, with the latter also having the opportunity to experience CL in the university classroom. Opting for mixed methods research, this study tries...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education,...
The present study was aimed at developing an attitude scale and then use it to reveal the attitude of mathematical gifted students' attitude towards mathematics. In the first phase of the study, an attitude-scale (AS) towards mathematics were designed using the psychometric approach. The AS was composed of seventeen items aimed to measure four factors of attitude: confidence, perceived value of mathematics, interest and commitment, and negative feelings towards mathematics. The AS was piloted...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Test Construction, Attitude...
This study examines Taiwanese preschool teacher education (PTE) students' attributions for studying in PTE, occupational knowledge, and initial teaching commitment, as well as the effects of the former two variables on the latter one. The study used mixed-methods which included questionnaire surveys and in-depth interviews. The Taiwanese PTE students (N = 1463) responded to questionnaires, and eight of them were selected as the interviewees. The findings indicate that PTE students tended to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher...
Employing metaphor analysis, the present study explores the nature of unconscious beliefs of PhD students. This research aims at analyzing the metaphors produced by Iranian PhD students about learning and teaching in both current and ideal situations. Using the Iranian context of education, this study intended to: first, collecting the metaphors the students created by using the prompts "A university student is/should be like a..." and "A university professor is/should be like...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Second...
The present study investigates the frequency of occurrences of some twenty one cheating behaviours among Nigerian University students and the reasons offered by them for engaging in these untowards behaviours. Participants are one hundred and fifty undergraduates in 200 and 300 levels of the Social and Management Science Faculty of a Nigerian University. Cheating Behaviour Questionnaire (Newstead et al, 1996) an instrument which contained 21 cheating behaviours and 21 reasons for engaging or...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Ethics, Cheating, Foreign Countries, Student Behavior, Student Attitudes,...
Mathematics is an area of study that particularly lacks student enthusiasm. Nevertheless, with the help of educational games, any phobias concerning mathematics can be considerably decreased and mathematics can become more appealing. In this study, an educational game addressing mathematics was designed, developed and evaluated by a sample of 33 students of the fifth grade of a primary school. Each student played the educational game "Playing with Numbers" (PwN), performing additions...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Games, Computation, Mathematics Skills, Student...
This study investigated the relationships between some academic related variables (interest in school, psychological resilience, study habit) and attitudes toward substance abuse among 220 (M = 15.1, SD = 1.10) secondary school adolescents in Barbados. Results revealed that interest in school, psychological resilience and study habits negatively correlated with adolescents' attitudes toward substance abuse. The academic related variables also jointly contributed 45% (R Square = 0.445) of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Substance Abuse, Student Attitudes,...
The aim of this study is to measure the consistency of beliefs about mathematics teaching and learning, and the perception of the effectiveness of prospective teachers. A total of 554 prospective teachers studying in the Kocaeli University, including 306 mathematics and 248 elementary prospective teachers participated in the research. Mathematics Beliefs Instrument was applied to the mathematics and elementary prospective teachers. In conclusion, it has been understood that majority of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Preservice...
In this study we surveyed 98 migrant or minority students in the Oslo and Follo areas of Norway about their experiences of school. We also surveyed 50 teachers who were teaching in those schools about their background information and teaching practices and how that might impact on student learning. We then followed 32 of the 98 students 3 years later to find out what these students felt about the role of the school and teachers in supporting their learning and its contribution to their success...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Minority Group Students, Teacher Competencies,...
This study reports the validity of the hypothesis that students' perceptions of the learning environment of mathematics classroom may predict their attitudes and self-esteem towards mathematics. It examines data from 487 grade 9th students from 14 mathematics classes in 7 Vietnamese lower secondary schools to identify how students' perceptions of the learning environment variables, and the extent to which these predict the attitudes and self-esteem. The results obtained from correlation and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Student Attitudes, Self Esteem, Secondary School...
The study sought the opinions of Faculty of Education Students of University of Uyo on the behavioural problems of juvenile street hawkers in Uyo metropolis. Five research hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. This cross-sectional survey employed multi-stage random sampling technique in selecting 200 regular undergraduate students in the Education Faculty of the University of Uyo for the study. The Juvenile Street Hawkers Opinioniare (JUVSHO) developed by the researchers was used in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems, Delinquency, Undergraduate Students,...